5 to Try: Dive Bars

They're dark, dingy and ragged around the edges. And that's why we love them. Check out San Diego's best dive bars.

Updated: November 21, 2002

San Diego's Top Dive Bars


Catalina Lounge

4202 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107

Everybody knows your name at this venerable dive in OB.


The Beachcomber

2901 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

There's nothing like a post-beach belly up at 'The Comber'.


Pacific Shores Cafe

4927 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

Leather booths, dim lights and a family of bartenders and bouncers who have been together for decades.


Daley Double Cocktail Lounge

546 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Pull up a stool for a shot of whiskey and a cheap beer at Encinitas' local watering hole since 1957.


Triple Crown Pub

3221 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

Normal heights dive bar keeps it simple with bar games and beer.